AbdelRahman Siddig

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Seeking an Idea from TED and TEDsters to Help Two hundred (200) million people

Two hundred (200) million people worldwide are expected to be unemployed by the end of this year, according to a study by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

According to the report, the global financial crisis will add at least 20 million extra people to the world's unemployed.

This will bring the total number of people without work to 210 million by the end of next year, said the ILO.

Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General said the figures showed that governments had to focus on individuals and not just banks.

He called for more efforts to help those affected to cope with unemployment.

How can we help those people ???

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    Jul 5 2011: By supporting eco-entrepreneurship and focusing on whole-life education for those who are unemployed you can provide jobs to those willing to build businesses or work for themselves. The number of small businesses are (as I've been told) one of the reasons why Canada wasn't hit as badly as the United States by the recent recession. Also, their's practically no end to the value adding work that can be done towards making human culture more sustainable.
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    Jun 9 2011: This a great effort from http://www.questionbox.org
    Thank you Rose shuman http://www.ted.com/profiles/309743
    hope the world if full of global soul like you
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    Jun 7 2011: 1. the people in trouble are not that 200 million, but the bottom billion who can't feed their children.

    2. unemployment can only be fixed with allowing new businesses to start up. new businesses are always eager to start, so you don't have to encourage it, you need to remove the barriers only. the solution must be local, as the problem is. but usually something along these: remove tariffs, quotas, red tape. lower taxes, government expenditures. remove any sort of legislation that stops people from saving, and encourage them to consume. make governments run on less or no deficit, so they don't suck up all savings. remove any taxes on accumulating capital. how many of these are supported by ILO?